'''Simon Schwartzman''' (born July 1939 in Belo Horizonte
) is a Brazilian social sciences|social scientist
. He has published extensively, with many books, book chapters and academic articles in the areas of comparative politics
, sociology of science
, social policy
, and education
. In 1996, Schwartzman was awarded the ''Grand Cross'' of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit
for his contributions to the cause and development of science in Brazil.
In recent years, Schwartzman has written extensively on issues related to brain drain and brain circulation in the academic world, the Affirmative Action program in Brazilian higher education, and equity in education. He has been part of international teams of experts convened by OECD
and The World Bank
to advise governments on higher education, science and technology policies.